Ryan Dalziel

Class of 2002-2003

Ryan Dalziel is a partner at Norton Rose Fullbright and a member of the LLB class of 2003. He has clerked for Justice William Esson and Justice Mary Newbury at the BC Court of Appeal and for Justice Rosalie Abella at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Specializing in appeals litigation, Mr. Dalziel has argued many high-profile cases, including eleven cases at the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Dalziel recently represented the City of Nelson in the 2017 leading case on adverse possession Nelson v. Mowatt, 2017 SCC 8. Mr. Dalziel represented the BC Civil Liberties Association, an intervener group that supported Insite, in the 2011 Supreme Court of Canada landmark case Canada (Attorney General) v. PHS Community Services Society, 2011 SCC 44. Other significant cases Mr. Dalziel have been involved with include R v. Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd, 2011 SCC 42 and Rio Tinto Alcan Inc v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, 2010 SCC 43.

As an advisor/coach of the Gale Moot, along with Professor Isabel Grant, Mr. Dalziel has maintained a close connection to the Allard School of Law. In 2012, he was awarded the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award by the Allard Law Alumni Association for his endeavors in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service or other areas are worthy of recognition that have brought honour to the school.